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Two congressmen take helicopter over Last Chance Grade

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CRESCENT CITY, Calif. - Congressman Jared Huffman of the San Rafael District and Congressman Peter DeFazio rode in a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter Friday to get a bird's eye view of Las Chance Grade on Highway 101.

The stretch of highway is the only direct route to Crescent City, but crumbling into the ocean.

"The highway the roadbed is actually physically moving," said Huffman. "We can't stop it from moving."

After the helicopter ride, the congressmen met with Caltrans to discuss alternative routes. Then they will begin the long process of permitting and funding the approved route.

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